Bluefish444 Releases Windows 3D Steroescopic HD SDI Preview Plug-In for Assimilate Scratch & Scratch Lab


Last Updated: July 11, 2012 8:56 pm GMT
(Melbourne, Australia--July 11, 2012) Bluefish444, manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD SDI video cards, announced today that it has released a new Windows driver V5.11.1, enabling 3D HD-SDI preview from within ASSIMILATE SCRATCH® and SCRATCH Lab®.

Bluefish444 has collaborated with ASSIMILATE to develop a freely available plug-in to enable SCRATCH customers to preview their workflows, including 3D stereoscopic workflows, in native HD-SDI.

Bluefish444 Epoch video cards will support the following from within SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab:

* 4:2:2 YUV 8/10 bit HD-SDI preview
* 4:4:4 RGB 8/10 bit Dual Link HD-SDI preview
* 4:2:2 YUV 8/10 bit full raster 3D stereoscopic HD-SDI preview
* 4:2:2 YUV 8/10 bit full raster 3D stereoscopic 3G HD-SDI preview up to 1080p60
* Hardware color space conversion between 8/10 bit YUV and RGB for HD-SDI preview

“Bluefish444 has a long standing industry collaboration with ASSIMILATE and providing 3D Stereoscopic HD SDI preview from within SCRATCH for Windows is the first in a series of new SDI preview functionalities we expect to make to support ASSIMILATE workflows”, said Craige Mott, Managing Director of Bluefish444.

“SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab have gained tremendous popularity among DI artists and production technicians alike because we constantly push the envelope to deliver unparalleled value to our customers”, said Steve Bannerman, VP of Marketing at ASSIMILATE. “We’re excited to see Bluefish444 providing 3D HD SDI preview from within SCRATCH via their 12 bit processing Epoch video cards. This is a great example of how our collaboration delivers meaningful technology to customers that extend their ability to tell the world’s greatest stories.”

The Windows driver V5.11.1 supporting ASSIMILATE SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab is available from the Bluefish444 website free of charge to Bluefish444 Epoch video card owners.

About Bluefish444:
Bluefish444 is the manufacturer of the industry’s highest-quality uncompressed 4K/2K/HD/SD video cards for the Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems. Its video cards are used in broadcast, feature film and post-production markets for editing, animation, compositing, color correction, restoration, digital intermediate, 3D and IPTV applications.

Bluefish444 cards have been used on award-winning feature films, commercials, music videos and sports events worldwide. Bluefish444’s range of video cards are incorporated in video servers, encoders, decoders and character generator solutions by numerous 3rd party OEM manufacturers, in addition to other niche & mainstream applications.

Founded in 1998, Bluefish444 is a division and brand name of Bluefish Technologies Pty Ltd., which is based in S. Melbourne, Australia. Its products are distributed via an extensive sales channel of OEMs, dealers, and system integrators globally. For further information, visit


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